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New Option in Marine Engineering Technology


The Department of Engineering Technology, in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University, in conjunction with members of its advisory board and other industry representatives have begun a sustained effort to promote and develop a strong course of study in Marine Engineering Technology. Located in Norfolk, Virginia, Old Dominion University, and particularly the Department of Engineering Technology, is uniquely positioned to develop such a program.  With strong ties to the world's largest Naval Base and superlative shipbuilding, maintenance and repair facilities, early qualitative research indicated high interest for development of such a program in support of one of the regions largest industries.        

The Marine Engineering Technology program's goal is to provide the student with the skills necessary for success working in the commercial or naval ship design field and includes exposure to basic ship characteristics, the unique aspects of ship design, familiarization with ship construction processes and techniques, various shipboard systems, basic shipboard operations and maintenance principles and philosophies.

At present Marine Engineering Technology is offered as an option within the existing Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410) 347-7700, accredited MET program until the program is ready to seek independent accreditation.

Contact:

For information related to marine option:
Dr. Jennifer Grimsley Michaeli, jgmichae@odu.edu, 757-683-3770